People living with hearing loss may have trouble understanding the speech and sounds of television, on the radio, or in video or audio featured on websites. They may hear the words being spoken, but not understand them. Background noise, music, and overlapping speech make it difficult to hear worlds clearly or identify sound effects.
Thankfully, there are resources and accessibility technology that fill in the missing information to help improve understanding, so everyone can enjoy the content without barriers.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) has developed a suite of resources to help people living with hearing loss. CHHA’s Chapters and Branches and the public recognize and use the accessibility features available. Here’s how they can get involved in improving upon current features, as well as opportunities for growth, links to resources and regulations.
Visit CHHA’s Broadcasting Accessibility Hub for more information